Adult leagues

Why You Should Sign Up to Play 5-a-Side Adult Leagues

Football remains the most popular sport in the UK. The popularity of football is mainly down to it’s relatively low barriers to entry and the fact that it’s a fast-paced game that ultimately can be enjoyed by anyone. At Play 5-A-Side, we encourage women of all ages and abilities to join our adult leagues and take up football, whether that’s signing up alone or as a team. We guarantee fun, fitness and new friendships, making you wish you signed up sooner! We offer women’s adult leagues all across the country, go to ‘find your nearest‘ to view your closest league!

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Fun, social and friendly environment

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Quality refs

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Suitable for all abilities

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Quality venues; indoors & outdoors

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Online Team Management

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First class support

How Our Leagues Work

Here is a quick rundown of how our leagues work:

  • Seasons will run between 8-14 weeks depending on the number of teams in your league. Once a season finishes, the season starts the following week. Your team will automatically be entered into the next season unless you inform us of your team’s departure.
  • All our matches are 36 minutes long. Matches are split into 2x18minute halves, with teams being given a two minute break between each half.
  • Matches will always take place on the same night at the same venue. There may be times where the regular venue is temporarily unavailable and we have to relocate but we will notify all teams in advance.
  • You don’t need to provide an referee. Unlike other football leagues where it is the teams responsibility to provide an referee, Play 5-A-Side has you covered.
  • All our leagues have a league coordinator who attends matches every week. They are your point of contact on the night, so if any problems occur, please speak to the coordinator as it is their duty to make sure you have a fun night of football.
  • Most of our leagues have multiple divisions so you have the advantage of playing with other teams of similar ability. Our multiple divisions also give teams the opportunity to move up and down each season.
  • We understand not everyone can make matches each week, so teams are able to help out other teams when needed. This is to help prevent team forfeits and keep everyone playing as much football as possible. If your team needs subs one week, just leave a message on your league Facebook group to see who is available to help you out.
  • Season fees for our leagues are to be paid weekly and is done via our online payment system. Teams have the option of splitting their season fee amongst each other so payment is not left to one individual.

    Apart from playing weekly matches, Play 5-A-Side also run competitions and awards for teams in all our leagues throughout the year. This is a great chance for teams to win some amazing prizes. To find out what competitions and prizes we have taking place, head over to our Competition and Awards page.

    To find your nearest Play 5-A-Side league, type in either your postcode or town name in the search bar, and we will list all our nearest leagues to you. P.S. You can register for more than just one league!



    Really fun and friendly League. Great way to not only get some fitness in, but in making really great friendships. Look forward to Thursdays so I can run the week’s frustration out and just have a good laugh.